Wax begonias in the Varsity Series have dwarf habits, are more heat tolerant than other begonias and flower early from seed. They are commonly grown as tender perennials in colder areas, but they are evergreen perennials in tropical and subtropical zones. Throughout the growing season these bushy plants present lustrous, succulent foliage that may be bright green, dark green or in shades of bronze and become covered with flowers in of red, white, pink or rose. There are many cultivars in different...
James H. Schutte
Wax or fibrous begonias are classic bedding plants because they are beautiful all season and easy to grow. Though commonly grown as "annuals" these are actually evergreen perennials where hardy. As a group, they are hybrids of three South American species, Begonia cucullata, Begonia hookeri and Begonia schmidtiana.
Low growing and bushy, wax begonias have lustrous, succulent leaves that may be bright green, dark green, red-hued, burgundy or bronze, depending on the selection. Blooms appear continuously,...
(Solenia™ Dusty Rose Begonia)
Solenia® dusty rose begonia is an evergreen perennial that is commonly planted as a warm-season tender perennial in temperate zones. This compact selection is more tolerant of full sun than other begonias. Everblooming and easy to grow, it puts forth loose clusters of double flowers of rose-pink with darker rose accents. Its succulent, glossy, very dark green leaves show off the brightness of its flowers. This begonia prefers sites with part sun to shade, and well drained, fertile soil. Where summers...
Adored for beautiful blooms and wildly colorful foliage, Begonia is one of the largest genera of flowering plants. There are over 1,500 species and more than 10,000 cultivars and hybrids. They are found all over the world but most originate from sub-tropical and tropical regions.
The plants come in many different forms. They are fleshy, herbaceous and may be annual or perennial. In habit, they can be shrubby, climbing, or epiphytic (tree-dwelling). The leaves are simple or compound...
Gerald L. Klingaman
This collection of tuberous begonias is characterize by big, camellia-like blossoms on an upright bushy plant. The plants are hybrids derived from mountain-growing species native to the South American Andes. Plants arise from winter-dormant root tubers and flowers come in all colors except blue. These grandiose flowers are often double in form, appear in summer, and are set among open, succulent stems across the plant. They are produced in a cluster of three buds, with two smaller female flowers...
The tuberous begonia Fortune Series boasts very large, showy, double (extra petals) blossoms on upright, bushy plants with tight foliage. The Tuberhybrida Group is a collection of hybrids derived from mountain-growing species native to the Andes mountains in South America. Plants arise from winter-dormant root tubers. The grandiose flowers appear in summer, and are set among open, succulent stems across the plant. They are produced in a cluster of three buds, with two smaller female flowers next...
James H. Schutte
The Go-Go Series of tuberous begonias is a terrific collection with big, showy, semi-double blossoms in a range of colors on upright, bushy plants with tight foliage. They are classified in the Tuberhybrida Group, a collection of hybrids derived from mountain-growing species native to the South American Andes. Plants arise from winter-dormant root tubers. The grandiose flowers form in summer, and are set among open, succulent stems across the plant. They are produced in a cluster of three buds, with...